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On Monday, June 10, Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide U.S. will host an event in Washington, D.C. called “Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition” to celebrate progress made over the last 1,000 days and look ahead to the possibilities and opportunities to accelerate progress towards a world free of malnutrition.

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  1. 1. Monday, June 10, 2013The Mead Center for American TheaterWashington, DCMEDIA KIT
  2. 2. Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up NutritionJune 10, 2013The Mead Center - 1101 6th St SW - Washington, DC8.00 – 8.30 Breakfast and Registration8.30 – 9.30 Opening Plenary: Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition Master of Ceremonies: Roger Thurow Welcome: David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World and Joe Cahalan, CEO, Concern US Key Note Address: Raj Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development Key Note Address: Joe Costello, Minister of State, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,Ireland9.30 – 10.20 Panel Discussion: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead to the Next 1,000 Days—GlobalPerspectivesFacilitator - Lucy Sullivan, Executive Director 1000 Days Partnership Robert Black, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, The Lancet Series on Maternal and ChildNutrition author Keith Hansen, Acting Vice President and Network Head, Human Development, The World Bank Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, International Food PolicyResearch Institute Martin Bloem, Senior Nutrition Advisor, World Food Programme10.20 – 10.50 Second Morning Plenary Introduction: Carolyn Miles, CEO, Save the Children Key Note Address: Wilbald Lorri, Office of President Jakaya Kikwete, Republic of Tanzania Key Note Address: Philip Barton, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the United Kingdom10.50 – 11.10 InterAction Nutrition Pledge Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction11.10 – 12.00 Panel Discussion: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead to the Next 1,000 Days—Country-level PerspectivesFacilitator – Kathy Spahn, CEO, Helen Keller International Kaosar Afsana, BRAC, Bangladesh Nina Sardjunani, National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia (invited) Rose Ndolo, National Nutrition Coordinator, World Vision International, Kenya Joyce Ngegba, Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania, PANITA, Tanzania Juan Carlos Paiz, Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness, Investment and MillenniumChallenge Corporation, Guatemala12.00– 1.00 Lunch1.15 – 3.15 Afternoon Plenary: Taking SUN to ScaleFacilitator – Tom Arnold, SUN Lead GroupPanel Discussion: Perspectives from Zambiao William Chilufya, Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Allianceo Cassim Masi, National Food and Nutrition Commission
  3. 3. Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up NutritionJune 10, 2013The Mead Center - 1101 6th St SW - Washington, DCo Highvie H. Hamududu, Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the ParliamentaryCommittee on Estimates Panel Discussion: SUN Country Experiences on Scaling Upo Rigobert Oladiran Ladikpo, Professional Association of Vegetable Oil Industries for theWest Africa Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU/ UEMOA )o Dr. Ivan Mendoza, SESAN, Guatemalao Emergency Nutrition Network Study, ACF Campaign on Community-based Managementof Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)3.15 – 3.30 Mid-Afternoon Break (Instructions Given About Breakout Group Sessions)3.30 – 5.00 Breakout Sessions Workshop 1: Capacity Development in Nutritiono Facilitator – Manisha Tharaney, SPRINGo Facilitator – Paul Amuna, African Nutrition Society, University of Greenwicho Rapporteur – Anu Narayan, SPRING Workshop 2: Best Practices – Nutrition-Specific Interventionso Facilitator – Karin Lapping, Save the Childreno Facilitator – Francis Zotor, African Nutrition Societyo Rapporteur – Karen Leban, CORE (suggested) Workshop 3: Best Practices – Nutrition-Sensitive Developmento Facilitator – Charlotte Dufouro Sharing SUN Country Experiences -o Rapporteur – Anna Herforth Workshop 4: Civil Society’s Role in Advocacy and Monitoring Progress at National and GlobalLevelso Facilitator – Connell Foley, Concern Worldwideo Facilitator – Buba Khan, ActionAid, the Gambiao Rapporteur – Lisa Bos, WorldVision-US (suggested)5.00 – 5.15 Breakout Rapporteurs and Facilitators collect workshop outcomes Coffee break for other participants5.15 – 5.45 Breakout Group ReadoutsFacilitator – Tom Arnold, SUN Lead Group Reports from each breakout session5.45 – 6.15 Session Takeaways, Concluding Remarks and Looking Forward Layla McCay, GAIN; Josh Lozman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; David Beckmann6.15 – 8.00 Reception for all participants Remarks by Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia, 7.00
  4. 4. Social Media Cheat Sheet:Sustaining Political Commitments toScaling up NutritionJune 10, 2013 | Washington, DCThank you for attending the international meeting for civil society leaders on maternal andchild nutrition, “Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling up Nutrition.” If you areactive on social media, we invite you to join delegates from around the world in exploring,celebrating, and strengthening the movement to scale up nutrition for mothers and children inthe critical 1,000-day window from pregnancy to age 2.Join today’s conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels and use yournetworks to spread the world about maternal and child nutrition, and the important work thatis being done to renew and strengthen the call to action for the Next 1,000 Days.If you are unable to join us in-person, please tune in to the meeting remotely. The live broadcastof the meeting will be hosted on beginning at 8:30 am EDT onMonday, June 10.TWITTER. We encourage you to tweet during the international meeting. For live updates,follow the Twitter accounts of Bread for the World Institute (@breadinstitute), Bread for theWorld (@bread4theworld), and Concern Worldwide U.S. (@concern). Other related twitteraccounts can be found in the column on the left, including those of keynote speaker RajivShah (@rajshah), administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development(@USAID); David Beckmann (@davidbeckmann), president of Bread for the World andBread for the World Institute; Joseph Cahalan, CEO Concern Worldwide US(@JoeConcern); Sam Worthington, CEO of Interaction (@interactionorg); and more!At the meeting, you will have an opportunity to have your photograph taken holding a sign witha message pledging your support for the next 1,000 days. The photos will be shared on Twitterusing the official hashtags. Look for Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide U.S. staffholding the signs if you would like to participate.Some sample tweets include:• The #Next1000Days until 2016 represent an entire generation of children yet to be born.#Nutrition can make the difference!• What can we achieve in #Next1000Days? Save lives AND change the world!• Malnutrition is responsible for 1 out of every three deaths of children under 5 yrs old.#Next1000Days• I’m live tweeting the international mtg with @Bread4theWorld and @Concern Follow#Next1000Days for the latest on child nutrition.FACEBOOK. Bread for the World ( andConcern Worldwide U.S. ( will postFacebook updates and photos during the event. We invite you to share these updates with yourFacebook friends, and post your own.Some Sample posts include:• Today I’m with @Bread for the World and @Concern Worldwide US celebrating themovement to scale up nutrition for mothers and children in the critical 1000days frompregnancy to age 2. (photo)• Inspired by the fact that 40 countries with high levels of hunger are taking further action toscale up nutrition during the next 1,000 days.TwitterHelperThe event’sprimary hashtag is#Next1000Days.Use the hashtagsas you live tweetthe event and joinin conversationwith organizationsand individualsimpacting maternaland child nutrition.PrimaryAccounts:@bread4theworld@breadinstitute@concernRelatedAccounts:@DavidBeckmann@JoeConcern@USAID@rajshah@GatesFoundation@ONECampaign@ThousandDays@lucymsullivan@SavetheChildren@HelenKellerIntl@Results_Tweets@WFPUSA@WorldVision@futurefortified@GAINalliance@acfusa@SUN_Movement@IMC_Worldwide@interactionorg@ChildFund@CWS_global@mauricebloemRelatedHashtags:#1000Days#Im4nutrition#DoubleDown#Nutrition
  5. 5. For more information, please contact:Kristen Y. ArcherMedia Relations Manager, Bread for the WorldOffice (202) 688-1118 | Mobile (202) 812-2223karcher@bread.orgCrystal WellsCommunications Officer, Concern Worldwide U.S.Office (212) 557-8000 | Mobile (617) 913-0794crystal.wells@concern.netGlobal Leaders Push to Sustain Political Commitment forMaternal and Child Nutrition EffortsWASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2013 — Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide U.S. will host aninternational meeting for civil society leaders on maternal and child nutrition on Monday, June 10, 2013 inWashington, D.C. This meeting will garner political support for commitments made at “Nutrition for Growth,” apledge conference to be held in London on June 8. Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency forInternational Development (USAID), will serve as the keynote speaker for the international meeting.“Malnutrition during this critical stage has irreversible and damaging effects on a child’s growth anddevelopment,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “We are thrilled that USAIDAdministrator Rajiv Shah will join us in reaffirming our commitment to defeating this scourge.”The call to action “1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future” was launched by the governments of theUnited States and Ireland during the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2010. The launch ofthe 1,000 Days Partnership coincided with that of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a global effort tomobilize collective action on nutrition. Nine months after the launch, in June 2011, Bread for the World andConcern Worldwide U.S. hosted an international meeting to build on the political momentum and to elevatematernal and child nutrition on the global agenda. That meeting focused on the crucial role of civil society withincountries with high malnutrition rates.“This is a moment to renew the call first made by the U.S. and Ireland 1,000 days ago,” said Dr. Joseph Cahalan,CEO of Concern Worldwide U.S. “The challenge now is the 1,000 days ahead of us. We have the knowledge,resources, and political and grassroots momentum to make an even greater impact, but to do so, theinternational community must continue to prioritize and work together in the fight against child hunger and thissummit is an important part of that process.”Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide U.S. are joining resources again to host the June 10, 2013,international meeting, “Sustaining Political Commitment to Scaling Up Nutrition,” near the culmination of thefirst 1,000 Days.The meeting will increase political momentum around commitments made at the June 8 event in London. It willalso serve to renew and strengthen the call to action for the Next 1,000 Days, encouraging the continuedinvolvement of civil society in eliminating malnutrition.
  6. 6. “It speaks volumes that 35 countries have joined the movement to Scale Up Nutrition thus far—countries thatare home to 71 million stunted children, representing 42 percent of the world’s stunted population,” said AsmaLateef, director of Bread for the World Institute. “The Next 1,000 Days offer a tremendous opportunity to mapout a sustainable plan to ensure women and children around the world receive the proper nutrition during thefirst thousand days of life.”Leaders from nongovernmental organizations, nutrition experts, and decision makers from developing countrieshave been invited to share strategies, success stories, and challenges in eliminating malnutrition in theircountries. High-level leaders from the U.S. government and international development organizations are alsoexpected to participate. Partners to date include the 1,000 Days Partnership, Helen Keller International,RESULTS, Save the Children, World Food Program USA, and World Vision.For more information on the International Meeting please visit for the World ( is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to endhunger at home and abroad. It is based in Washington, DC.Concern Worldwide U.S. ( is an international non-governmental organization dedicated toreducing extreme poverty, with nearly 3,000 personnel working in 25 of the world’s poorest countries in Africa,Asia, and the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide targets the root causes of extreme poverty through programs inhealth, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and AIDS, and emergency response, directly reaching morethan 6.9 million people.
  7. 7. 5BackgroundNew knowledge and leadership at the highest levels present an extraordinaryopportunity, right now, to make dramatic progress against the devastation caused bymalnutrition among children. Over the last three years, spurred by groundbreakingevidence in the British medical journal The Lancet on the impact of maternal and childmalnutrition and cost-effective approaches to reducing it, a global multi-stakeholdereffort developed a Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Framework for Action and Roadmap.In September 2010, on the occasion of the United Nations Millennium DevelopmentGoals Summit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin launchedthe “1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future Call to Action.” The “1,000 Days Call to Action” draws attention to theirreversible damage caused by maternal and child undernutrition during the 1,000-day critical “window of opportunity”from pregnancy to the age of 2, and lays out the priority actions and interventions needed to scale up nutrition. At theevent, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Tom Arnold, CEO of Concern Worldwide, committed toconvening a follow-up meeting of 1,000 Days /SUN stakeholders in June 2011.Meeting Goals and Objectives• Build political commitment and energy to address the issue of maternal and child malnutrition in the run-upto a September 2011 meeting of governments that endorsed and supported the “1,000 Days Call to Action” inSeptember 2010.• Carry out a common assessment of progress to date in scaling up nutrition at the country level.• Develop a shared advocacy agenda and strategy for the September follow-up meeting at the U.N. General Assemblyand the G-20 Summit.• Strengthen the voice of civil society in the global effort to scale up nutrition for children during the critical periodbetween pregnancy and age 2, including a consensus statement or declaration.The meeting is designed to provide an opportunity for SUN stakeholders and potential stakeholders to shareexperiences and perspectives on progress in SUN implementation and the opportunities and challenges to scaling upnutrition efforts in their countries. It is envisaged that participants will leave feeling inspired and also better informedabout the SUN movement and their central role within it. The joint declaration will serve both to articulate the passionand commitment of civil society to see progress against undernutrition and to make constructive recommendations asto what needs to be done. In addition, the declaration will be used as an advocacy tool to raise awareness and engageother civil society partners in the SUN movement. 
  8. 8. 14WHOBread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home andabroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide helpand opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.WHYGod’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, orthe next continent. Food is a basic need, and it is unjust that so many people do not have enough to eat.We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. With the stroke of apen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives. By making our voices heard inCongress, we make our nation’s laws more fair and compassionate to people in need.HOWBread for the World members write personal letters, personal emails, and call their representatives in Congress.We also meet with our representatives, either in their local offices or in Congress. Working through our churches,campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy. Each year, Bread for the World inviteschurches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is importantto hungry people.Bread for the World has two affiliate organizations: Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis onhunger and strategies to end it. The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions in building the politicalcommitment needed to end hunger at home and abroad.Hunger is not a partisan issue and Bread for the World works in a non-partisan way. It enjoys the support ofmany different Christian denominations, church agencies, and local congregations. Bread for the World alsocollaborates with other organizations to build the political commitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty.WHATBread for the World has a remarkable record of success in Congress, often winning far-reaching changes forhungry and poor people. In 2010, for example, Congress renewed and increased funding for national childnutrition programs after two years of Bread’s advocacy. Bread members also convinced Congress to extend taxcredits for low-income people in 2010.Bread for the World is now urging Congress to protect from budget cuts the vital programs needed by hungry andpoor people. Bread is also campaigning to push Congress and the administration to reform U.S. foreign assistanceto make it more effective in reducing hunger and poverty.Bread for the World
  9. 9. Sustaining U.S. Leadership and Investmentsin Scaling Up Maternal and Child NutritionMarch 2013, No. 224AbstractNutrition creates a foundation for sustainable economicgrowth and good health. There is solid evidence that dem-onstrates that improving nutrition—particularly early inlife, in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy anda child’s second birthday­—can have a profound impact ona country’s long-term economic development and stability.Each year 3 million children die from causes related to mal-nutrition and more than 165 million children suffer from itsconsequences. Most live in just 36 countries. Because of therole that early nutrition plays in accelerating developmentand in the success of global food security, agricultural devel-opment, and health efforts, it is vital that the United Statescontinues to show global leadership.Over the last four years, U.S. leadership in the globalmovement to scale up nutrition has led to increased invest-ments in U.S. health, food security, and nutrition programs.President Obama demonstrated his administration’s com-mitment to food security and nutrition in the L’Aquila FoodSecurity Initiative and in subsequent high-level G-8 meet-ings. Secretary of State Clinton has been a powerful voicefor women and nutrition, launching the “1,000 Days Call toAction,” and USAID has integrated nutrition programmingin the Global Health and Feed the Future initiatives andhas improved the quality of U.S. food aid. Congress has sup-ported increased funding for maternal and child nutrition.These efforts are encouraging action by other donors andby countries most affected by the burden of malnutritionthrough the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. USAIDAdministrator Rajiv Shah is on the SUN Lead Group. Theworld is finally paying attention to the importance of goodnutrition for mothers and young children in the 1,000-daywindow for long-term health and development outcomes.Sustaining U.S. leadership and funding for nutrition is criti-cal to capitalize and build on this momentum and to meetglobal nutrition targets.IntroductionThere has been notable progress on raising the visibilityof maternal and child nutrition (MCN) issues in Congressand within administration policies and programs. The Unit-ed States is a leader among the world’s donors with respectby Scott BleggiBackground PaperTohomina Akter’s 17-month-old daughter Adia licks her fingerswhile eating a fried egg for breakfast in Char Baria village, Barisal,Bangladesh.LauraElizabethPohl/BreadfortheWorld
  10. 10. to MCN. The administration has taken bold steps to inte-grate nutrition programs and policies, especially those tar-geted to the 1,000-day window of opportunity, through US-AID’s Feed the Future and Global Health initiatives. Finally,33 countries have made political and budget commitmentsto improve nutrition and are developing their own MCNstrategies as part of the Scaling Up Nutrition2 Movement, tobe supported by international donors, including the UnitedStates, through integrated, cross-sector nutrition programs.Despite a modest improvement in federal funding forMCN programs—a very positive development in the con-text of past and current budget pressures—nutrition fundinglevels remain very low relative to the needs. The approvedHouse Committee nutrition funding for FY 2013 is $95 mil-lion. The extra $27 million approved in Senate Committeefunding (bringing the total to $122 million) will supportan additional 3,370,000 children and their mothers in their fightagainst malnutrition.3Further building the case for increased U.S. investment innutrition, a group of 11 originating organizations drafted adocument entitled A Roadmap for Continued U.S. Leadership toEnd Global Hunger4 for administration and congressional offi-cials, highlighting improving nutrition as both a top priorityand a high-return investment for federal funding. Fifty orga-nizations dedicated to food security and nutrition endorsedthe Roadmap document.Nutrition is Integral to Global Healthand Development OutcomesAdequate nutrition serves as a foundation for lifelonghealth and development. Research indicates that it is criticalto improve nutrition during the 1,000 days from pregnancy toa child’s second birthday. During these 1,000 days, adequatenutrition has the greatest impact on a child’s cognitive andphysical development. Malnutrition during this period limitscognitive abilities, stunts growth, and increases susceptibilityto both chronic and infectious disease. These consequencesof poor nutrition have ramifications throughout adulthood,and they are passed on to the next generation when malnour-ished girls and women have their own children.In addition, undernutrition costs billions of dollars inlost productivity annually and significantly increases spend-ing on health care to treat both undernutrition itself and itsconsequences. The World Bank estimates that undernutri-tion costs individuals more than 10 percent of their lifetimeearnings, and many countries lose 2 percent to 3 percent oftheir gross domestic product (GDP) to undernutrition.5 Astudy by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)and its Economic Commission for Latin America and theCaribbean found that the cost of undernutrition amounts toas much as 11 percent of GDP—due to productivity losses,losses due to higher mortality, health costs, and educationcosts—in Guatemala and Honduras.6 Malnutrition alone ac-counts for 17 percent of the total global burden of disease,7with resulting costs for treatment that are far higher than theestimated amounts needed for preventative investments.Nutrition programs ensure that the most vulnerable peo-ple have adequate access to the calories and nutrients neededfor proper development. Strong nutrition programs embracea lifecycle approach—meeting the special needs of those mostvulnerable to the impacts of malnutrition through maternaland child health, child and adolescent health, and diseasecontrol interventions. They focus on children in the mostcritical window of human development—the 1,000 days frompregnancy to age 28—and on specific interventions aimedat meeting the increased nutritional needs of people livingwith HIV/AIDS. Nutrition programs include vitamin andmineral fortification, mother and child health and nutritionprograms, nutrition education, sanitation/hygiene, and im-proved access to clean water.Nutrition programs also focus on educating people abouthealthy eating habits. At present, obesity—a form of mal-nutrition—is on the rise in developing as well as developedcountries. Recent studies show links between adult obesityand childhood malnutrition.9 If investments are not made inpreventative programs, the rise in health problems directlylinked to obesity, such as cardiovascular disease and diabe-tes, will place an increasing strain on the already overbur-dened public health systems of many developing countries.Despite the proven efficacy and cost effectivenessof nutrition interventions, the World Bank notes thathistorically, global investments in nutrition have been$1$138 Investment ReturnResearch shows that $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as$138 in better health and increased productivity.1
  11. 11. “miniscule given the magnitude of the problem.”This is true even though five of the 10 most cost-effectivesolutions for development assistance focus on nutritioninterventions.10Vital Need to Sustain Nutrition FundingMalnutrition is responsible for more than one-third of alldeaths among children younger than 5 each year—almost 3million children. For the more than 165 million children wholive with chronic malnutrition throughout their young lives,the damage can include severe limitations or impairment oftheir ability to grow, learn, earn a living, become self-suffi-cient, and ultimately rise out of poverty. As previously noted,child malnutrition costs as much as 11 percent of a country’sGDP and imposes staggering health costs on already finan-cially burdened countries.11There are highly cost-effective solutions to avert, treat, andmitigate malnutrition. Despite the vast scale of child malnu-trition and its long-term implications for economic growthand human development, nutrition remains a low fundingpriority on the global health and development agendas. Nu-trition funding is less than 3 percent of total Overseas De-velopment Assistance from all donor countries.12 Withinthe U.S. international affairs and foreign assistance budget(known as the “150 account”), nutrition investments repre-sent only 1.2 percent of total global health spending.Research shows that $1 invested in nutrition generates asmuch as $138 in better health and increased productivity.13U.S. government investment in proven and highly cost-effec-tive nutrition interventions designed to prevent malnutritionamong women and children in the 1,000-day window of op-portunity is critical to achieving significant, sustainable, andlasting impact.Evidence shows investments in improved nutrition can:• save more than 1 million lives each year;14• boost a country’s GDP by at least 2-3 percent annually;15• build self-sufficiency: well-nourished children are morelikely to continue their education, have better-developedcognitive skills, and earn up to 46 percent more overtheir lifetimes;16• significantly reduce the human and economic burdenof infectious diseases, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS,and chronic diseases, such as diabetes; and• help end hunger and break the cycle of poverty.Nutrition as Part of a Multisectoral ApproachNutrition connects many types of development assis-tance, so it is often referred to as multi-sectoral.17 Nutri-tion interventions can address poverty, gender inequality,food insecurity, and lack of access to education, health,clean water, and other basic services. Nutrition can beincorporated into a range of development sectors, suchas health, environment, food security and agriculture,gender, social protection, economic development (e.g.,microfinance and credit schemes to benefit women oragricultural value-chain improvements), education, andwater, sanitation, and hygiene.The nutritional impact of agriculture, food security,and social protection interventions is improved whenthe intended nutrition outcomes of programs are well-defined. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)of the United Nations concluded that the ultimate goalof programs that provide food to subsistence farmers andconsumers and increase the income of producers shouldbe to improve nutritional well-being.18Nutrition in Food AidDuring hunger emergencies, pregnant and lactatingwomen and very young children are most at risk ofmalnutrition. Even short bouts of malnutrition in earlychildhood can have lasting consequences. Because of theurgency of preventing malnutrition during the 1,000-daywindow, food aid is an important tool to ensure that thisvulnerable group receives sufficient nutrients. Food aidmay be the primary source of sustenance for large num-bers of people in chronically food-deficit countries. Thetypes of food aid provided by the United States and otherLauraSheahen/CatholicReliefServices1 in 3Malnutrition is responsiblefor more than one-thirdof all deaths among childrenyounger than 5 each year—almost 3 million children.
  12. 12. donorsingeneraldistributionscenariosrespondtohungerby providing needed calories. Ensuring good nutrition tovulnerable populations has not been a high priority, atleast partly because programs are designed for short-termfood emergencies. In order to address nutritional needsin longer-term, chronic food deficit situations, specializedfood aid products containing both calories and a balanceof micronutrients could be scaled up to treat and preventmalnutrition in vulnerable populations.Good nutrition is a basic building block of life. Nutri-tion is an important element of many U.S. governmentdevelopment assistance initiatives, including Feed theFuture and the Global Health Initiative. The importanceof nutrition is well documented by a growing body ofscientific data and supporting analysis. The success andsustainability of many different development assistanceprograms depend on improving nutritional outcomes inwomen and young children. Food aid is an essential toolin this effort.Strengthen and Institutionalize the Focuson NutritionThis is a critical time to build on the progress madeto date on integrating nutrition into development andhealth programs, as well as investing in significant reduc-tions in child malnutrition. Because nutrition is a vitalThis paper may be reprinted at no charge or ordered at a rate of $1 each. Contact Bread for the World for bulk rates.Bread for the World Institute / 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200 / Washington, DC 20024 / Phone: 800.822.7323 / Fax: 202.639.9401 / www.bread.orgcomponent of food security and global health programs,coordination and integration is critical. To this end, threeactions are needed:• Develop an overarching global nutrition strategy todefineinteragencyandinter-initiativeroles,mechanismsfor coordination, funding, nutrition impact targets, andfield guidance on nutrition, including monitoring andevaluation.• Establish a high-level focal point for global nutrition,a senior-level official housed within the USAIDAdministrator’s office with authority across relevantgovernment departments, agencies, and bureaus. EachSUN country has committed to doing this. This wouldimprove accountability for tracking progress againstset objectives and targets and ensure that nutrition isa core component of U.S. humanitarian, health, anddevelopment programs.• Develop a detailed and publicly available nutritionbudgetacrossinitiativesandaccounts,includingFeedtheFuture, the Global Health Initiative, Food for Peace, thePresident’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and theU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).Scott Bleggi is senior international policy analyst at Bread for theWorld Institute.Endnotes1 Challenge Paper: Hunger and Malnutrition, Hoddinott, et al. Co-penhagen Consensus 2012.2 Scaling Up Nutrition, home page accessed at scalingupnutrition.org3 Based on the costing of five interventions--Vitamin A supplementa-tion, therapeutic zinc for the management of diarrhea, micronutrientpowders, deworming, and adequate iron and folic acid for pregnantwomen--using data provided by the World Bank and accessed at: The Roadmap for Continued U.S. Leadership to End Global Hun-ger, accessed at Scaling Up Nutrition, the World Bank, 2010.6 The Cost of Hunger: Social and economic impact of child undernu-trition in Central America and the Dominican Republic, The UnitedNations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carib-bean and World Food Programme, 2008.7, WHO.8 Thousand Days Partnership, home page accessed at www.thousand-days.org9 The nutrition puzzle: Why so many people in poor countries eatso badly-and what can be done about it?, The Economist, 2/18/201210 Copenhagen Consensus Results, 2008.11 ibid.12 Aid for Food and Nutrition Security 2012, OECD.13 op. cit.14 Scaling Up Nutrition: What will it cost?, Horton, Susan, et al. TheWorld Bank.15 Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development, The World16 Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on eco-nomic productivity in Guatemalan adults, Hoddinott, Maluccio, etal., The Lancet 371, 2008.17 Drawn from the CORE Group’s multi-sectoral platform workshop,“Collaboration Between Sectors to Achieve More Effective Out-comes,” 2004.18 Global Forum on Food Security & Nutrition, Discussion number76, February 6-March 2, 2012.
  13. 13. WhoWe AreWhoWe AreConcern Worldwide U.S. is an affiliate of Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental,international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of sufferingand working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’spoorest countries.Our History: Fighting Hunger for Nearly Half a CenturyConcern Worldwide was founded in Ireland in 1968 by a small group of people who joined together to respondto the devastating famine in Biafra. Among these people were two young brothers, Fathers Aengus and JackFinucane. After working on the ground in Biafra, the two turned to Ireland and asked for support to send aship filled relief items to help those most affected by the famine. The response was extraordinary. Within threemonths, they were able to purchase a ship and, eventually, deliver shipments of life-saving relief nightly via airlift.As the situation in Biafra improved in 1970, a cyclone in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) compounded by acivil war and displacement crisis prompted what was known as “Concern Africa” to expand its work into othercountries and become known as “Concern Worldwide.”Concern expanded into the U.S. in 1993 as an independent affiliate, Concern Worldwide U.S. With offices inNew York City and Chicago, the U.S. organization has grown steadily, now with over 50 employees, providing inexcess of $30 million annually to support Concern’s programs overseas. Concern Worldwide U.S. also recruitsstaff, provides technical support to field operations, and raises awareness of humanitarian issues among thegeneral public.After 45 years, we are implementing programs in 25 of the poorest countries in the world. In 2012, we reachedmore than 6.9 million of the world’s poorest people, saving lives through effective emergency response whileworking to address root causes of poverty through long-term development. The core values of Concern remainconstant: targeting extreme poverty through the delivery of high-quality, effective programs that work hand-in-hand with the people we serve to break the cycle of poverty.OurVisionWe envision a world in which no-one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression; in which all have access to a decentstandard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life; and in whicheveryone is treated with dignity and respect.Our MissionOur mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last andspread without ongoing support from Concern.
  14. 14. WhoWe AreQuick FactsConcern Worldwide founded in Ireland in 1968; Concern Worldwide U.S. founded in NewYork City in 1993Recognized internationally for leadership and innovation in emergency response, childsurvival, and nutritionWorking in 25 of the world’s poorest countriesTargeting extreme poverty through five key program areas: education, emergency response,health, HIV/AIDS, and livelihoodsConcern Worldwide U.S. offices in New York City and Chicago; Concern Worldwide officesin Dublin, London, Glasgow, and BelfastReached more than 6.9 million people in 2012Has a team of nearly 3,000 staff across the globePHOTO: LIBERIA, ESTHER HAVENS PHOTOGRAPHY
  15. 15. Concern in Action: Fighting HungerSince our founding in 1968 in response to the famine in Biafra (now Nigeria), Concern Worldwide has pursuedits mission to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major, sustainable improvements in their lives. Now,45 years later, Concern remains steadfastly committed to working with the world’s poorest people to transformtheir lives. Hunger is often the most visible manifestation of extreme poverty, and in the midst of increasinglyvolatile food price increases and natural disasters, Concern is more determined than ever before to empowerthe poorest to effectively produce and manage their own food supplies, and to eradicate malnutrition and childhunger and their root causes.Adequate nutrition, particularly during the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s secondbirthday can lead to higher IQ, higher educational performance, and improved immune systems, and can liftchildren and their families out of the cycle of poverty. It is during the critical 1,000-day window that a child’s brainand body develop most, and it is good nutrition will allow them to thrive throughout their lives.Concern believes that the loss and suffering caused by hunger are utterly unacceptable in our time, especiallybecause we know that solutions exist. Ensuring adequate nutrition in the first years of life is essential to improvinghealth and saving the lives of millions of children.Concern’s commitment to the fight against malnutrition is twofold:Improving the food security, nutrition security, and health of extremely poor people: Concern reachednearly 900,000 people in 2012 with lifesaving nutrition services and helped more than 1.5 million peopleimprove their food security and income through investments in natural resource management, foodproduction and processing, and improving access to marketsEliminating hunger and poverty through partnerships and advocacy: Concern is partnering with keystakeholders in the fight against malnutrition to support, encourage and mobilize robust action to scaleup nutrition for mothers and children.PHOTO: MALAWI, Pieternella PieterseCrystal WellsCommunications Officercrystal.wells@concern.netOffice: 212-557-8000Cell: 617-913-0794Contact:
  16. 16. In 1,000 Days,WE CAN CHANGE THE FUTUREWhy 1,000 daysThe 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and herchild’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunityto shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The rightnutrition during this 1,000-day window can have a life-changing impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn, andrise out of poverty—providing the foundation for long-termeconomic growth and stability.Good nutrition is essential for growth,yet poor nutrition is pervasiveMalnutrition is one of the world’s most insidious, yet leastaddressed, health and development challenges. Globally,it contributes to almost half of all deaths of young children.Close to 200 million children suffer from chronic nutritionaldeprivation that leaves them permanently stunted—unableto fulfill their genetic potential to grow and thrive—andkeeps families, communities, and countries locked in acycle of hunger and poverty.The impact of malnutrition during the critical 1,000 days between awoman’s pregnancy and a child’s 2nd birthday lasts a lifetime. Malnutritionearly in life can cause irreversible damage to a child’s brain development,immune system, and physical growth. This can result in a diminishedcapacity to learn, poorer performance in school, greater susceptibility toinfection and disease, and a lifetime of lost earning potential. In turn, thedamage done by malnutrition translates into a huge economic burdenfor countries, costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and avoidablehealth care costs.Nutrition is the most cost-effective investmentto drive global health and prosperityResearch has shown that $1 invested in nutrition generates as muchas $138 in economic benefits. Yet despite the extraordinary returns oninvestment, the world spends less than 1% of development aid on life-saving, basic nutrition solutions that have been proven to save lives.Focusing on improvingnutrition during the1,000-day window can:• Save millions of liveseach year.• Reduce the humansuffering and economicstrain caused by infectiousdiseases such as HIV/AIDSand chronic diseases suchas diabetes and obesity.• Build self-sufficiency—well-nourished children growup to earn up to 46% moreover their lifetimes.• Boost a country’s GDP byas much as 11% annually.• Help break the cycle ofhunger and n Photo/John Issac
  17. 17. Academy of Breastfeeding MedicineACDI/VOCAAction Against HungerActionAid USAAfrican Medical and ResearchFoundation USAAfricareAgency for Technical Cooperationand DevelopmentALASAlliance to End HungerThe Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationBread for the WorldBreedLove Foods Inc.CARE USACatholic Medical Mission BoardCentre for Development and PopulationActivitiesChildFund InternationalChildren’s Nutrition Program HaitiChurch World ServiceCoalition for Improving Maternity ServicesConcern WorldwideCongressional Hunger CenterCORE GroupThe Consultative Group on Early ChildhoodCare and DevelopmentDAIEdesia Global Nutrition SolutionsFabretto Children’s FoundationFood for the HungryFreedom from HungerFuture Generations PeruGAIN - Global Alliance for Improved NutritionGlobal Health ActionGovernment of IrelandHaitian Health FoundationHeifer InternationalHelen Keller InternationalThe Hunger ProjectHeartland AllianceInterActionInternational Center for Research on WomenInternational Medical CorpsInternational MotherBaby ChildbirthOrganizationInternational Relief & DevelopmentInternational Rescue CommitteeIntraHealth InternationalIrish AidJohn Snow, Inc.Land O’Lakes, Inc. International DevelopmentLutheran World ReliefMercy CorpsMicronutrient InitiativeMillennium Water AllianceNepalNUTritionONEPartnership to Cut Hunger and Povertyin AfricaPATHPCIPesinetPhotoPhilanthropyPlan USAPlan InternationalPlanet AidProject Concern InternationalPSIRegioDev AfricaRESULTSSalvation Army World Service OfficeSave the ChildrenSelf Help AfricaStop Hunger NowTrickle UpUniversity Research Co., LLCU.S. Coalition for Child SurvivalU.S. Fund for UNICEFU.S. GovernmentValid NutritionVitamin AngelsWalmart FoundationWASH AdvocatesWaterAidWellShare InternationalWellstart InternationalWinrock InternationalWorld ConcernWorld Food Program USAWorld Initiative for Soy in Human HealthWorld ReliefWorld RenewWorld Vision1,000 Days PartnersMargaret W. NeaWhat We DoThe 1,000 Days partnership promotes targeted action andinvestment to improve nutrition for mothers and children inthe 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday,when better nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future andhelp break the cycle of poverty.1,000 Days works to:•Advocate for greater action and investment in maternal and child nutrition;•Communicate the importance of the 1,000-day window for impact;•Catalyze partnerships among different sectors to scale up efforts to reducemalnutrition; and•SupporttheScalingUpNutrition(SUN)movement,whichseekstoacceleratecountry-led efforts to combat malnutrition.Join us1,000 Days is a partnership that brings together governments, the private sector and civil society organizations toimprove nutrition for women and children during the critical 1,000-day window. To learn more about our work andhow you can partner with 1,000 Days, contact us at, and sign up for news and updatesby visiting n @ThousandDays n
  18. 18. FACT SHEETJUNE 2013About Action Against HungerAt Action Against Hunger, we’re dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children. We also providecommunities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. We have:• Lifesaving programs in over 40 countries around the globe• 5,000+ field staff assisting more than seven million people each year• Over 30 years of expertise in emergency contexts of conflict, natural disasters, and food crisesOur Mission: Saving Millions of Young LivesGlobal hunger is a daunting challenge, but deadly hunger—or acute malnutrition—is something we canactually address. Deadly malnutrition causes nearly 3 million childhood deaths each year, but it’s treatable.In fact, deadly malnutrition is:1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when acute malnutrition is likely to strike.2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to keep children from becoming malnourished.3. TREATABLE: New tools like therapeutic ready-to-use foods can save millions of young lives.4. INEXPENSIVE: It costs just $45 to save a life by providing a malnourished child with treatment.Highly Rated: You Can Trust Action Against Hunger:• A four-star charity rated by Charity Navigator (seven years in a row – a distinction shared by only2% of U.S. nonprofits).• Selected as a 2011 “Top Nonprofit” by Philanthropedia.• An “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch.• Meets all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s rigorous accountability standards.• 93 cents of every donated dollar directly supports lifesaving programs.For More Information:Contact:Elisabeth Anderson RapportCommunications Officer212.967.7800 | @acfusa |
  19. 19. GAIN is an organization driven by thevision of a world without malnutrition.GAIN’s mission is to improve the lives ofvulnerable populations through accessto affordable, high quality and nutritiousfoods.We work to reduce malnutrition byimproving the efficiency and effectivenessof markets to reach consumers at theBase of the Pyramid. We mobilisepublic-private partnerships to implementinnovative and sustainable market-basedsolutions at scale.After ten years of operation GAINprograms are reaching 667 million people,including 321 million women and children.They are demonstrating public healthimpact:• 30 % reduction in anemia amongwomen of child bearing age in sentinelsites in China;• 30 % reduction in neural tube defects innew borns in South Africa;• 14 % reduction in micronutrientdefiencies in young children in Kenya.DELIVERING NUTRITIONGAIN was launched in 2002; its initialprogram focused largely on foodfortification - adding vitamins and mineralsto staple foods and condiments includingwheat flour, maize meal, salt, sugar,vegetable oil, soy sauce and fish sauce.Projects targeted the population at largewith market-based approaches that reliedon governments to establish appropriatelegislation and regulation and on businessto fortify food products.In 2007 GAIN expanded its portfolio withMaternal, Infant and Young Child Nutritionactivities in response to the growingrecognition of the thousand day windowof opportunity from conception to age twowhen children are most vulnerable to poornutrition.GAIN supports exclusive breastfeedingfor the first six months of a child’s life; wework with public-private partnerships toreach mothers and infants in low-incomefamilies with multinutrient supplementsand high quality and affordable nutritiousfoods; these complement breast milkfor infants from six months and beyond.Projects involve a range of partners:local businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit global venture funds, and UNorganizations.GAIN’s newest initiative – Agricultureand Nutrition – identifies ways to improvethe nutritional quality of food throughinnovative, market-based solutions. Theprogram aims to modify the agriculturalsupply chain while also increasing theaccess of vulnerable populations toaffordable nutritious foods. This initiativemust build the missing evidence-base tosupport the efficacy of linking agricultureand nutrition.EXAMPLES FROM GAIN’SPROJECT PORTFOLIO> GAIN is working with the Ministry ofHealth, local millers, edible oil producersand other national stakeholders inUganda to fortify wheat flour andvegetable oil. The government hasrecently passed legislation to makemandatory the fortification of both thesestaples - a necessary condition forensuring the sustainability of the program.> In the India, GAIN is working with APFoods to expand its capacity to producea powder made up of cereals, pulses,oil and sugar and fortified with vitaminsand minerals. The powder is distributedthrough the Integrated Child DevelopmentServices to millions of mothers andchildren.About GAINGAIN INITIATIVESLARGE SCALE FOOD FORTIFICATIONGreg Garrett, DirectorMULTINUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTSDominic Schofield, DirectorNUTRITIOUS FOODS FOR CHILDRENAND MOTHERSMarti van Liere, DirectorAGRICULTURE AND NUTRITIONBonnie McClafferty, Director
  20. 20. > The GAIN Premix Facility (GPF) tacklesthe challenges faced by producers offortified foods in accessing high qualitypremix blends of vitamins and mineralsto add to their food products. The GPFhas reached an estimated 242 millionconsumers in 34 countries.> The GAIN/UNICEF Universal SaltIodization Partnership Project aimsto increase coverage of iodized saltto 90 percent in 13 countries with thelowest coverage of iodized salt and thehighest levels of iodine deficiency. Iodinedeficiency is the most prevalent cause ofbrain damage worldwide.MOBILIZING INNOVATIVEPARTNERSHIPS IN THE FIGHTAGAINST MALNUTRITIONGAIN works with diverse partners inover thirty countries the world over –governments, international organizations,non-governmental organizations, civilsociety and over 600 private sectorcompanies.The partnership model that we pioneeredhas been recognised by the StanfordSocial Innovation Review as a model ofcollaboration that achieves large scaleprogress in the face of the urgent andcomplex problems of our time.GAIN GOVERNANCEGAIN receives strategic direction from itsBoard – a 14 member body made up ofkey donors and experts serving in theirindividual capacity. The Board is advisedby a Partnership Council of 17 membersfrom key organizations working withGAIN. The Partnership Council is able todraw on the extensive experience of itsmembers to explore the big challengesthat need to be addressed by GAIN andthe nutrition community at large. JayNaidoo is Chairman of the GAIN Boardand the Partnership Council.GAIN acknowledges the support for ourprojects from our donors:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF); the Children’s InvestmentFund Foundation (CIFF); the Khalifa BinZayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF);Department for International Development(DFID); the United States Agency forInternational Development (USAID); IrishAid; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of theNetherlands; Dubai Cares; the WellcomeTrust; and the Goldsmith Foundation.GAIN - Global Alliancefor Improved NutritionRue de Vermont 37-39CH-1202 GenevaSwitzerlandT +41 22 749 1850F +41 22 749 1851E info@gainhealth.orgwww.gainhealth.orgENABLING UNITSTwo enabling units, and CountryManagers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia,Kenya, Nigeria and Mozambique, supportprogram implementation.PROGRAM DELIVERYJohn Fairhurst, Director and COOIdentifies and builds capacity in country to executeprograms.INVESTMENT, PARTNERSHIPS ANDADVOCACYSteve Godfrey, DirectorDrives action on nutrition by key global and nationalpolicy and decision-makers and influences theprivate sector to take on a greater role in fightingmalnutrition.The Business Alliance is a partnershipplatform for networking and knowledgesharing aimed at identifying new businessmodels to address malnutrition at thebase of the pyramid. The BA membersare: Ajinomoto Group, AkzoNobel,Amway, BASF, Bel Group, BritanniaIndustries Ltd, Cargill Incorporated, TheCoca-Cola Company, Dal Group, GroupeDanone, DSM, Firmenich, Fortitech,GlaxoSmithKline, Hershey, HexagonNutrition, Indofood, Kemin, Kraft,Mars Inc, Mana, Nutriset, Pepsico Inc,Pronutria, Tetra Pak and Unilever.AIM – the Amsterdam Initiative againstMalnutrition – is a coalition of Dutch publicand private sector organizations whichjoined with GAIN to end malnutrition for100 million people in Africa. The coalitionincludes AkzoNobel, DSM, GAIN,the Government of the Netherlands,Interchurch Organization for DevelopmentCooperation, Unilever and WageningenUniversity. The first AIM project in Kenyawill explore a number of options forfortifying the milk consumed by Kenyanchildren.
  21. 21. 16BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION | May 2011 | 1OVERVIEWThis is a unique moment in history: Advances in scienceand learning are making it possible to solve complexproblems like never before. If we focus these advanceson helping people improve their lives, then within thiscentury billions of people will be healthier, get bettereducations, and have the power to lift themselves out ofhunger and poverty.We set clear priorities because we can have the greatestimpact by staying focused. Certain problems affectmillions of people—diseases in developing countries, lowhigh school graduation rates in the United States, low cropyields in Africa. In our priority areas, we work on long-term solutions for people with the most urgent needs.We make grants in three program areas: GlobalDevelopment, Global Health, and the United States. Eachprogram area has a policy and advocacy team dedicated toraising awareness of problems—and solutions—to motivatechange. Their work includes public affairs, to increaseinterest in the issues and strengthen the voice of the public;grantmaking to organizations that support our mission;and public education, to provide policymakers and otherswith information on issues.Our grantmaking process involves four key steps:developing strategy, making grants, measuring progress,and adjusting strategy. Our approach emphasizespartnership, innovation, risk, and, most importantly,results. Achieving the results we want requires theflexibility to learn from mistakes.We form partnerships and make grants to organizationsthat we think can get solutions to the people who needthem, bring about systemic change, and achieve lastingresults. Then we search for ways we can make uniquecontributions, using our resources, expertise, and abilityto bring people together.We believe in the power of innovation. By applying newthinking to big problems, we can help people improve theirlives. Sometimes, to promote innovation, we take calculatedrisks on promising ideas. Some of these risks will pay off;others won’t. But we expect to learn from all of them—andas we learn, we will adjust our strategies accordingly.We share what we’re learning because we want to expandthe body of information available about the issues we workon and encourage others to continue striving for solutions.Our resources are small compared to the scope of thechallenges we are trying to address. In 2008, the UnitedStates National Institutes of Health spent about 15 timesmore than the foundation’s budget for global health. Or, totake another example, our entire endowment would not beenough to fund public schools in the state of California foreven one year.We have offices in Seattle, Washington; Washington, D.C.;New Delhi, India; Beijing, China; and London, UnitedKingdom. As of December 31, 2010, we had 927 employeesand an endowment of $37.1 billion and had made $24.81billion in total grant commitments. The foundationsupports grantees in all 50 states and the District ofColumbia. Internationally, we support work in more than100 countries.Bill and Melinda Gates started the foundation because they believe every personshould have the chance to live a healthy, productive life. All of the foundation’sgrantmaking and advocacy efforts support this
  22. 22. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Helen Keller International352 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010(212)© HKI / Public DomainHelen Keller InternationalWho We AreHKI currently has more than 180 programs that reach 100 million people in 21 African and Asiancountries each year. Part of the work is focused on preventing blindness for millions of vulnerablepeople through cataract surgery, vision correction, vitamin A supplementation, screening and treatment fordiabetic retinopathy, and distribution of treatments and cures for Neglected Tropical Diseases. HKI is alsodedicated to reducing malnutrition through vitamin A supplementation, fortification of staple foods withessential nutrients, homestead food production, and community based management of acutemalnutrition. HKI also reaches thousands of underserved youth in the United States each year throughChildSight®. This unique program provides free vision screenings and prescription eyeglasses to studentsliving in poverty in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, New Mexico and California.Our Mission and Vision The mission of Helen Keller International is to save the sightand lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combatthe causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition byestablishing programs based on evidence and research in vision,health and nutrition. We envision a world where:o No one suffers from preventable or treatable blindness orlow vision.o No one suffers from undernutrition.o Fewer people suffer from loss of their productive years dueto disability or premature death.Helen Keller and HKIHelen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At 19 months she contracted a fever that left her deaf andblind. Thanks to her own perseverance and the commitment of her teacher and companion Annie Sullivan, she learned tocommunicate. During her lifetime, Helen Keller dedicated herself to the service of humanity. She championed womensand workers’ rights and became a world crusader for the underprivileged, especially the blind. She also receivedscores of distinguished awards, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.In 1915, Helen Keller joined George Kessler, a survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania, to establish an organization to helpsoldiers blinded in World War I. This organization has evolved over the last century to become Helen KellerInternational.
  23. 23. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Helen Keller International352 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010(212)© HKI / Trevor SnappOur Work in NutritionMalnutrition: The Global Problem Two billion people currently suffer from malnutrition. As many as one third of the world’s people cannot achievetheir physical and intellectual potential due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Each year, nearly 11 million children die before their fifth birthday. Poor nutrition is implicated innearly half of these deaths.Micronutrient Deficiency A lack of essential nutrients including vitamin A, iron and zinc in the diet can result in micronutrientdeficiency. A person deficient in one micronutrient is likely to be deficient in others. Vitamin A deficiency results in blindness and impairs growth, development and the immune system. Iron deficiency is the major cause of anemia and can have irreversible effects on cognitive andphysical development.HKI Solutions Vitamin A supplementation is the single most cost-effectivehealth intervention. It takes only two doses a year to preventVitamin A deficiency at the cost of only US $1. HKI leads initiatives to fortify commonly-used foods suchas cooking oil, soy sauce and wheat flour, strengthening theimmune systems of those who consume the products. Homestead Food Production enables households andschools to produce their own micro-nutrient rich foods andearn additional income.About Helen Keller InternationalHKI currently has more than 180 active programs in 21 African and Asian countries. Part of the work is focusedon preventing blindness for millions of vulnerable people through cataract surgery, vision correction, vitamin Asupplementation, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, and distribution of treatments and cures forNeglected Tropical Diseases. HKI is also dedicated to reducing malnutrition through vitamin A supplementation,fortification of staple foods with essential nutrients, homestead food production, and community basedmanagement of acute malnutrition. HKI also reaches thousands of underserved youth in the United States eachyear through ChildSight®. This unique program provides free vision screenings and prescription eyeglasses tostudents living in poverty in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, New Mexico and California.
  24. 24. 1919 Santa Monica Blvd. ∙ Suite 400 ∙ Santa Monica, CA 90404 ∙ (310) 826-7800Our Mission:International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease bydelivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves iscritical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.Our Work:Since our founding in 1984, International Medical Corps has delivered $1.4 billion in lifesaving medical care andtraining to tens of millions of people across 70 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles and on the frontlinesglobally, International Medical Corps has been a first-responder to the most devastating man-made and naturaldisasters, while simultaneously strengthening the capacity of local communities to recover over the long-term.With a dedicated staff of 4,500 and a network of thousands of volunteers, International Medical Corps works inthe world’s most challenging and remote places, including Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria,Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Haiti, and Libya, among others.International Medical Corps’ unique approach has revolutionized emergency health care in insecure anddangerous environments by integrating training into the provision of immediate medical services. We hire 96%of our field-based staff and health professionals from local communities to ensure that skills, knowledge andlocal leadership remain long after our programs have ended. Our efforts save lives, prevent the spread ofdisease, reestablish basic coping mechanisms and begin the process of restoring communities to self-reliance.Our Health Priority Areas:• Emergency response and preparedness• Training local health workers• Providing lifesaving care for women and children• Integrating mental health into primary health care settings• Promoting the use of clean water, sanitation and hygiene• Nutrition services
  25. 25. International Medical Corpsrelieves the suffering of thoseimpacted by war,delivering emergencymedical relief andThis approachhelp themselvesdevastated communitiesto self-reliance.natural disasterand disease byhealth care training.of helping peopleis critical to returningFrom Relief to Self-RelianceHEADQUARTERSINTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS1919 Santa Monica Blvd.,Suite 400Santa Monica, CA 90404Phone: 310-826-7800Fax: 310-442-6622WASHINGTON, DCINTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS1313 L St. NW, Suite 220Washington, DC 20005Phone: 202-828-5155Fax: 202-828-5156UNITED KINGDOMINTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS-UK1st Floor254-258 Goswell RoadLondon EC1V 7EBGreat BritainPhone: +44 (0) 207 253 0001Fax: +44 (0) 207 250 3269Over the years, in so manyplaces I’ve been, I’ve seenInternational Medical Corpsright on the front lines withtheir sleeves rolled up,working in conditions thatare hard to imagine.”CNN’s Anderson Cooperwww.InternationalMedicalCorps.orgfor more information or to donate, please of every dollar you contributedirectly supports programsEFFICIENCYLEVERAGE:Becauseoftheinvestmentfromourinstitutionaldonors,everydollarincontributionsfrompeoplelikeyougeneratesonaveragemorethan$30inadditionalgrantsfrominstitutionaldonors,anddonatedmedicinesandsupplies.“
  26. 26. OUR AREAS OF FOCUS INCLUDE• Emergency Response and Preparedness• Training local health workers• Providing lifesaving care to women and children• Integrating mental health into primaryhealth care settings• Providing the use of clean water,sanitation and hygieneEstablished in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses,International Medical Corps is a humanitarian organizationwith 4,500 staff and a network of more than 24,000medical volunteers. With headquarters in Los Angeles,96% of our field-based staff and health professionals arerecruited from the local community to ensure that skills andknowledge remain long after our programs have ended.With an annual budget of $180 million, InternationalMedical Corps has delivered $1.4 billion in emergencyrelief and health care services to tens of millionsof people in 70 countries.Afghanistan Albania Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Bosnia-Herzegovina Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central African RepublicChad Chile China Colombia Croatia Darfur Democratic Republic ofCongo East Timor Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gaza Georgia Ghana HaitiHonduras Indonesia Iraq Japan Jordan Kenya Kosovo KyrgyzstanLaos Lebanon Liberia Libya Macedonia Mali Moldova MozambiqueMyanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Pakistan Peru PhilippinesRussian Federation Rwanda Serbia Sierra Leone Somalia SouthSudan Sri Lanka St. Lucia Syria Tajikistan Tanzania ThailandTunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine USA Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe* Countries & regions we’re currently operating in are highlighted BLUEEach year, 250 million peopleworldwide are devastated by armedconflict and natural disaster andeight million children under five diefrom preventable diseases.WHO WE AREOUR APPROACHInternational Medical Corps delivers health servicesto communities impacted by war, natural disasterand disease while simultaneously focusing onstrengthening local capacity to ensure sustainablecare. Our work saves lives, prevents the spread ofdisease, re-establishes basic coping mechanisms andhelps restore communities to self-reliance.SAVING LIVESEMERGENCY RESPONSE AND LONG-TERM RECOVERYTRAININGLOCALHEALTHCAREWORKERSREBUILDING COMMUNITIESWITH DIGNITY AND HOPEBUILDINGSELF-RELIANCERELIEF THAT LASTS
  27. 27. About ONECo-founded by Bono and strictly non-partisan, The ONE Campaign is more than threemillion people taking action to end extreme poverty...because we believe where youlive shouldn’t determine whether you live.ONE members around the globe call, write, rally and raise their voices as ONE to pushfor progress—on global funding, expanded efforts to treat and stop the spread ofAIDS and other preventable diseases, critical investments in agriculture and nutrition,and greater transparency.Our teams in Washington, D.C., London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Pariseducate, advocate, lobby and collaborate to shape solutions. We’re halfway home:extreme poverty has been cut in half…and as ONE, we’re redoubling our actions tobring its end ever closer.To learn more about ONE, please visit 1990–2000, global extreme poverty dropped from 43% of theworld’s population to 33%.From 2000 to 2010, extreme poverty worldwide went down again to21%—cutting extreme poverty in half.If this trajectory is continued into the future we get to the zero zonebefore 2030.21%ZEROZONE
  28. 28. 22As the world’s leading independent organization for children, Save the Children is made up of 29national member organizations raising funds and running programs domestically and/orinternationally. By working closely together as a single force for change, Save the Children is makinga difference in the lives of children in a way that builds on and exceeds what individual members canaccomplish alone.At the end of 2009 all 29 Save the Children member organizations, with combined revenues of morethan US$1.4 billion, agreed on an ambitious new strategy for the next 5 years, committing to workingeven more closely together in the future as one Save the Children to achieve even more for children.A major element of the 2010–15 strategy is the development of a single structure to deliverinternational programs, enabling us to work more efficiently together. Save the Children’s collectivevoice can also do much to further children’s rights at the international level. To achieve this, Save theChildren has four Advocacy Offices working for policy change to benefit children, targeting the UnitedNations, European Union and the African Union. In addition, these offices provide information tomembers and coordinate with them on areas of common interest affecting children.The Save the Children International center supports members and the Save the Children InternationalBoard. The center coordinates major joint initiatives to ensure we achieve the greatest possibleimpact for children, and also provides legal, communications and governance support.Save the Children’s Vision, Mission and ValuesWE ARE THE WORLD’S LEADINGINDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION FORCHILDRENOUR VISION is a world in which every childattains the right to survival, protection,development and participation.OUR MISSION is to inspire breakthroughs inthe way the world treats children, and toachieve immediate and lasting change in theirlives.OUR VALUES:ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personalresponsibility for using our resources efficiently,achieving measurable results, and beingaccountable to supporters, partners and most ofall children.AMBITION: We are demanding of ourselvesand our colleagues, set high goals and arecommitted to improving the quality of everythingwe do for children.COLLABORATION: We respect and valueeach other, thrive on our diversity, and workwith partners to leverage our global strength inmaking a difference for children.CREATIVITY: We are open to new ideas,embrace change and take disciplined risks todevelop sustainable solutions for and withchildren.INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the higheststandards of personal honesty and behavior; wenever compromise our reputation and always actin the best interests of children.
  29. 29. 191730 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036www.strength.orgOur VisionShare Our Strength’s vision is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. We believe we can do thisby mobilizing industries and individuals, and creating community wealth, to promote lasting change.Around the WorldSince the founding of Share Our Strength in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine, Share Our Strength hasgranted more than $11 million to organizations around the world searching for sustainable solutions tounderdevelopment, malnutrition, poverty, and hunger. Today, Share Our Strength provides support for sustainableagriculture, food security, economic development, and child nutrition programs in Haiti, Ethiopia, Mexico and ElSalvador.Ending Childhood Hunger in AmericaShare Our Strength’s current priority is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with thenutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry®Campaign—a national effort toend childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effectivefederal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations that fight hunger; teaches needy families how tocook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and citylevel. Share Our Strength engages the culinary, business and media communities; consumers and citizen-activists;foundations; nonprofits; and policymakers to support No Kid Hungry.
  30. 30. Nutrition for Women and Children Malnutrition early in a child’s life causes irreversibledamage and contributes to the deaths of 2.6 millionchildren every year. WFP provides nutritional supportto women and young children during the most criticalwindow of a child’s development — the first 1,000days of life, from pregnancy to age two. School Meals School meals have the power to break the cycle ofpoverty, by giving children the chance to learn, growand reach their full potential. Just 25 cents provides anutritious meal for a child in need. WFP provides schoolmeals to 20 million children on average each year. Schoolmeals give families an incentive to send children toschool—especially girls. Support for Small-Scale Farmers Half of the world’s hungry are small-scale farmers, mostof whom are women. WFP works to improve the foodsecurity of local communities by helping farmers accessmarkets, providing agricultural training and offeringfood in exchange for work on local development projects. Tonight, 870 million peoplearound the world will go tobed hungry.That’s one ineight people on the planet.World Food Program USA (WFP USA) works tosolve global hunger, building a world where everyone hasthe food and nutrition needed to lead healthy, productivelives. WFP USA raises support for these efforts in theUnited States by engaging individuals, organizations andbusinesses, shaping public policy and generating resourcesfor the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).As the largest humanitarian agency in the world, WFPdelivered food assistance to nearly 100 million people in75 countries in 2012. WFP works to improve global foodsecurity through a comprehensive strategy that addressesthe immediate needs and underlying causes of hunger:Emergency food reliefEmergency food relief is essential for meeting basichuman needs in the wake of natural disasters, conflictand humanitarian crises. By working closely withgovernments, local partners and the internationalcommunity, WFP is able to quickly deploy emergencyassistance to those in need.1 in 8peopleHunger is the world’smost solvable problem.World Food Program USA1725 Eye Street NW, Suite 510Washington, DC 20006Tel: (202) 627-3737 @WFPUSA
  31. 31. The First 1000 Days: Maternal and Childhood NutritionMalnutrition is responsible for the deaths of 2.6 million children each yearThe right nutrition in early childhood gives children the foundation they need for a healthy andprosperous life. Malnutrition during the first 1,000 days of life, from pregnancy to a child’ssecond birthday, can cause irreversible damage to cognitive and physical development and isresponsible for the deaths of 2.6 million children each year. Malnutrition can stunt children forlife, raise the risk of disease and infection, and negatively impact future generations.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) provides nutritional support to mothers and childrenduring the first 1,000 days – the most critical window of a child’s development. WFP reachesnearly 10 million children and 3 million women each year. Supporting the nutrition of mothersand children during this timeframe has a life-long impact on a child’s ability to learn, grow uphealthy and become a successful adult. For this reason, focusing on the youngest children isone of the smartest investments a country can make.The international community recently placed early childhood nutrition at the top of the globalagenda. In 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Irish Foreign MinisterMicheál Martin launched Scaling Up Nutrition, an unprecedented global movement to improvenutrition for pregnant women and young children during the first 1,000 days of life.Global consensus has identified a powerful set of cost-effective interventions that together canmake a dramatic impact in reducing early childhood malnutrition. In places like Guatemala,WFP is supporting national efforts to scale up this comprehensive approach—which includesproviding supplementary food and micronutrients, as well as encouraging healthy behaviors.Nutritional super-products also help to prevent and combat malnutrition during emergencies.WFP is working closely with partners to scale up global efforts to improve early childhoodnutrition, creating a ripple effect on a wide range of personal, social and economic outcomes.World Food Program USA (WFP USA) works to solve global hunger, building a world whereeveryone has the food and nutrition needed to lead healthy, productive lives.The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) works in over 75 countries, saving lives inemergencies, providing school meals to hungry children, improving nutrition of the mostvulnerable people at critical times in their lives and helping build the self-reliance of people andcommunities.
  32. 32. WFP USA works together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to solvehunger globally through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
  33. 33. PaulKellyNorth America • Latin America/Caribbean • Asia-Pacific • Europe/Middle EastIndonesia: Photo by Paul Jeffrey CWS/ACT Alliance“I’m able to feed and clothe my family. My husbandis supportive, we are growing stronger together, andI’m able to take care of my children. I want to thankCWS for changing the lives of communities... andempowering me to be where I am.”Jennifer Sindiri, Naivasha, Kenya, who learnedlivelihood skills in a CWS programMy children love trying all these new foods. They enjoyeverything!Cielo, of the Guarani community in South AmericasGran ChacoI can never say ‘thank you’ enough to CWS for allowingour program to offer the help and supplies during thetimes of disaster. I want to say ‘thank you’ for everyperson whom we were able to help in some way due tothe supplies offered by CWS.”Sandy Gunnell, Kentucky“Thanks to CWS, who works to help lift my family aswell as other poor people from vulnerability. I am happyto share my knowledge, experience and success withother villagers.”Ngoun Meng, CambodiaI can’t imagine my life now without the (CWS-supported) youth house and its programs, without mynew family and friends. But what’s more important, Ibelieve now that there are people in this world wholove, who help, who care.Ucha Giguashvili, Republic of Georgia, who survived aland mine explosion at age 16When I started working, I feel like it changed mylife, because I work full time, five days a week andsometimes overtime, six days a week. Thats good,because I can pay my bills, my food, clothing. Ihave a lot of friends from church sponsors who haveencouraged me to buy a house and then I can choosewhere I want to live.Capitoline Capi Nduwimana, from Burundi, resettledby Church World Service affiliate Bethany RefugeeServices in Grand Rapids, MichiganTomHampson/CWSPaulJeffrey/ACTAllianceCWS works with partners toeradicate hunger and povertyand to promote peace andjustice around the world.a memeber ofCWS Corporate Center475 Riverside Dr., Suite 700New York, N.Y. 10015For more information,or to offer your support:Church World ServiceP.O. Box 968Elkhart IN 46515800.297.1516PaulJeffrey/ACT-CaritasHear more voices from our work:
  34. 34. Our mandate is to protect the worlds most vulnerable.Children suffer an increasing burden from poverty andmisery in the world.But not if we can help it.Our work with children starts in the first 1,000 days oflife, when a lack of proper nutrition can mean lifelongconsequences like stunting, visual and learningimpairments, even death.Our work to support schools fights poverty in the longterm. Because todays student is tomorrows visionary.Since 1946, CWS has helped to find new homes forsome of the millions of families who have lost theirhomes to violence, disaster and prejudice.We support refugees in Africa and Asia. CWS alsoresettles refugees in the U.S. with the assistance ofour network of welcoming communities who provide anew chance at life for thousands each year. We helprefugees to learn basic English, assist with new tradeskills and setting up a new home.AmeliaVolgerJuliaSuryantanPaulJeffreyCarolFouke/CWSFOOD ASSISTANCECWS provides communities in need withemergency food help when situations aredesperate. We can provide food assistance inmore than 40 countries where we work, andthrough our partnership with ACT Alliance, ourreach more than doubles.WE FIGHT HUNGER. HERES HOW.EXPERTISE ANDPARTNERSHIPWeve been on a mission to end hunger andpoverty for more than six decades. Our approach isdifferent: to work with communities, hand in hand,as partners in their development. Our history bringsexperience to communities that are forgotten,addressing their hunger, together.CHECK THE FACTSReaching hungry kids in their first 1,000 days canprevent a lifetime of problems. Help us spread theword! More at A FRIENDThe backbone of our resettlement work is caringpeople who want to help. To give the gift of hospitalitywhile meeting a new friend, check out HUNGERTO TAKE A HIKECROP Hunger Walks fighthunger at home and aroundthe world. End hunger withus at HELPEmergencies are frequently only the beginning of achronic and complex problem. When a communitydoesnt have enough to eat sustainably, its calledfood insecurity. We help communities examine all ofthe issues that keep it from achieving food security— from the availability of clean water to land rights,problems that may take longer to address than maybe convenient for many other groups.Clean water is the glue that holds healthy communitiestogether. So we help communities find clean sourcesof water that quenches thirst, irrigates crops andpromotes sanitation.When clean water flows, women and children spendless time carrying water miles from the source to home.Thats more time for girls to be in school, or for womento build a business.Clean water. A game changer on tap.THE GIFT OF WATERPay tribute to someone you admire by providing cleanwater to those in need. Buy a well for a family, or a damfor thousands. Learn more at PROVIDECLEAN WATERWE HELPVULNERABLE CHILDRENDisasters and calamities are inevitable. We provideimmediate assistance with resources for vulnerablecommunities in need, such as food, shelter, potablewater and CWS Kits.We also use disaster as a chance to reducevulnerability. Its laying the groundwork of preparednessin a community that saves lives. And, frequently, disasterprovides an opportunity to improve food, water andeducational supplies.HELP BEGINS ON AISLE 9CWS Kits are made from everyday items available inany department store. Communities assemble kits, andwe provide them to people in need following disasters.Be part of our first response: RESPONDTO EMERGENCIESWE FIND NEW HOMESFOR THOSE WHO CANT